By: LaChina Hatcher



Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education.


In 2011, 46.2 million Americans lived in poverty.

The poverty in the US is now ranked third in the world.

The number of families applying for food stamps increased this pervious year.

Unemployment is four times higher than it was in 2007.

One out of every six American families is receiving federal benefits  for at least one anti-poverty program.

Children living in poverty has now reached one out of every five in  the U.S.

How Does Poverty Happens

Poverty is linked with negative conditions such as substandard housing, homelessness, inadequate nutrition and food insecurity, inadequate child care, lack of access to health care, unsafe neighborhoods, and under resourced schools which adversely impact our nation’s children.

What Causes Poverty

  1. Some of the causes include changing trends in a country's economy, lack of education, high divorce rate which causes feminization of poverty, having a culture of poverty, overpopulation, epidemic diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and environmental problems such as lack of rainfall.
  2. Some emotional problems may include feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
  3. Some behavioral problems may include impulsiveness, difficulty getting along with peers, aggression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder.

Signs Of Povery

Constant money fixation

hating rich people

fear based on decision making

difficulty of getting along with peers

People Who Helps With Poverty

It is important to know about poverty

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